AFS Intercultural Programs
Description of volunteer position(s) available:
AFS Intercultural Programs is now looking for host families for high school exchange students arriving from around the world in August. Wehave opportunities to welcome a student in to your home for a full school year (10 months), a semester, or as a welcome family (6-10
weeks). Local AFS Volunteers will support you and your hosted student throughout your experience to help you both receive the most from
your time together. Apply on-line at online at www.afsusa.org/host-family/apply/
Skills or other requirements
You provide a bed and meals for your student, but most importantly, you should be eager and excited to shareyour life and activities while providing the same kind of care, support, and comfort as you would to your own child or family members. Of course, hosting an international student means more than providing a bed and meals. As an AFS Host Family, you'll transform your own community while learning about a new culture. You'll also help a young person discover the U.S. right from your home. Any kind of family can host!
Description of organization and program activities
Among the world’s most experienced and respected intercultural exchange organizations, AFS is an international non-profit organization thatprovides study abroad, host family, and volunteer opportunities. AFS depends on a global network of committed, energized volunteers to carry out its mission of providing intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.